Views of the Neighborhood – Garage Sale – Lakeway Style

There is a monthly garage sale in Lakeway at the Activity Center. The entrance to the event is free but a donation of food or money to help the homeless and the animal shelter is suggested.

This 8,100 square foot building, with a theater seating capacity of 400, or a dinner seating capacity of 250, also has smaller meeting rooms, a full size commercial kitchen, a raised stage complete with modern computer operated lighting and sound systems, a baby grand piano, dressing rooms for performers and a large drop-down front projection screen. The Activity Center is a beautiful venue. I hope you enjoy the tour.

Lakeway Garage Sale

A shot of the outside of the center.  The style of architecture is in keeping with the community. I would label it Craftsman Texas Hill Country. The rain yesterday made for a gloomy day.

The main doors to the Center. Notice the stonework and lamps.

This first photo of the sale is on the veranda. Arched doorways in keeping with the Craftsman style.

A photo of the veranda showing the pillars, metal roof, and the lights

The inlays on the walk are dedication bricks. The guy is thinking of buying that trimmer, but he couldn’t get it started.

A covered lounge area.

Another photo of the veranda which gives you an idea of the stonework on the walls.

Inside the Center, you can see the mirrored ball and chandeliers which are a nod to dances, weddings, and other events. There are room dividers for smaller events.

More shoppers and sellers.

I liked the idea of “Do What You Love.” Good advice for all of us.

The Center also has a stage for theatrical productions. These lamps made good use of the dark.

A photo of the courtyard. You can’t see the rain running of the downspout, but that rock basin in the foreground is where the water falls.

The food donation station.

I hope you enjoyed the tour of the Activity Center and the Garage Sale.

69 comments

  1. That’s a lovely neighborhood center, John. It looks ready for any event. 🙂 — Suzanne

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    1. They just finished the play “Barefoot in the Park,” which I hear was terrific. Thanks, Suzanne.

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  2. Gwen Plano · · Reply

    What fun! It looks like the Lakeway complex is a real community. I’m so happy for you and the producer. Enjoy the excitement and joy!!

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    1. Thank you, Gwen. There is a lot to do here.

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  3. What a wonderful idea to “charge” a donation of food or money. I swear that should be obligatory for anything of this genre

    Can just anyone set up a section and are regular garage sales permitted at people’s houses? Inquiring minds want to know 😉

    Thanks for the lovely tour. It is a rally nice venue

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    1. Anyone can set up a section at the Activity Center. Also residents can have a garage sale if all items are kept inside the garage. There are not too many garage sales as a result of the rule. Thanks, Dale. 😊

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      1. I figured that might be the case.
        We are only allowed garage/yard sales the third weekends of the months from May to October (unless we ask for a special permit…)

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      2. A good way to control the mayhem.

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      3. Indeed.

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  4. You went from one close-knit community to another – good for you!

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    1. Thanks, GP. It appears that we have. 😊

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  5. Thank you for the tour. I agree that ‘do what you love’ is sage advice.

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    1. It is a good philosophy. Have a great week, Charles.

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  6. Garage sales are the kitsch that scratches my itch. And yours is so cool!

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    1. Ha ha ha. Love this comment. Thanks, Marc.

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      1. Hahaha! 🙂

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  7. Indeed, I did, John. I hope that guy got the trimmer working. Such a wonderful building. It seems to have everything to connect the local society. I love the idea of donating food for the homeless and/or animal shelter as an entrance fee. Did you buy anything?

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    1. We did not buy anything. It’s funny because we need everything. Unfortunately most of the items that might work were not in the contemporary style we need. A lot of county style, as you can imagine. Our house is not typical for the area. Thanks, Hugh.

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  8. What a gorgeous community center! I’d be hanging out in the covered lounge area doing some writing. 🙂 I’ll be anxious to see what future events are offered. Happy Sunday!

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    1. Great idea, Jill. Happy Sunday.

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  9. This looks like a fun way to spend a rainy afternoon, John

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    1. It was fun, Robbie. Thank you. 😀

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  10. What a beautiful venue, John. My parents and brother live in your neck of the woods, so the architecture and building materials are very familiar to me. I love that limestone!

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    1. I was quite surprised by the beauty of the building. Thanks, Lori.

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  11. Craftsman Texas Hill Country

    It is why you have to love Texas. They put their own spin on everything – and do it well.

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    1. I have to agree, Greg.

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  12. Thanks for the tour! The lounge area and courtyard look lovely! Did you find a treasure there? There’s always something tempting at garage sales!

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  13. A pretty spot!

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  14. Thanks for the tour, John. Tell that guy I’ll sell him a string-trimmer that doesn’t start for half that asking price. I’m assuming that after purging before moving, you weren’t in a shopping mood.

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    1. We could’t find a thing. The no start was why I went to a battery powered one. I still have rotator cuff problems from pulling.

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      1. It’s the fuel. Since I switched to the terribly expensive premixed, prestabalized fuel. Everything starts with one or two pulls. I had a battery powered one but the battery died and is no longer made.

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      2. I put additive in mine but the fuel lines still melted.

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      3. Bought the Ryobi series to prevent it.

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  15. The garage sale looks great. I’m generally not a fan, but I’d sure browse that one, just to enjoy the building!

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    1. It was terrific for an inland place.

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  16. Did you come away with any goodies, John? I loved the horse painting 🙂

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    1. We did not buy anything. Although we need everything nothining touched our “can’t live without it,” gene.

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  17. What a pretty venue! Do you shop when you go or do you sell? hahaha

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    1. We just looked. Nothing in our style group.

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      1. LOL! Style group?! hah

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  18. What a great place you have moved to. Did you pick up any bargains?

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    1. We did not. Just couldn’t find anything that fit a need or want.

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  19. D.L Finn, Author · · Reply

    What a great cente. I love the once a month garage sale with food donations!

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    1. Thank you, Denise.

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  20. I can see you’re enjoying the change in architectural style from that of Port A. Personally, I love the veranda — those chairs are most inviting, and I like how they’ve incorporated the outdoors into the interior areas. Hope the donations help the hungry (both two- and four-legged!)

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I think everyone was helped. 😁

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  21. What a good idea

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    1. Thanks, Charlotte.

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  22. Nice looking facility.

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  23. Thanks for the tour, John. It does look like a lovely center, and I really like the idea of a monthly garage sale. It has to be so much more convenient for people who just want to offload a few items and not want to deal with advertising and worry about weather. Around here, most people still do garage sales from their driveway and it never seems to be worth the time and effort. I’m so glad you and the Producer and Lucy and Twiggy are settling in to such a nice neighborhood.

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    1. We really like this place, Marie. Feels like home. Thank you. 😊

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      1. Ah, that’s wonderful! 🤗

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  24. What a great, functional center. I like the idea of a food or money donation – I’ll be at an event this weekend where they’re asking for donations to The Humane Society.

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    1. Thank you, Teri.

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  25. Wow, John, you’re jumping right in at your new neighborhood. Way to go!
    The activity center sounds amazing. Have a wonderful new week. Mega hugs!

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    1. You as well, Teagan. Thank you. Hugs

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  26. One of the churches in my town has a monthly parking lot sale. I never take the time to stop but love looking as I drive by it. 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Rhonda. You should stop once just to check it out.

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  27. I love the rock work and architecture of this building that is so often found in the Texas Hill Country. Thanks for sharing, John!

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    1. I do too. Jan. Thank you.

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  28. Beautiful building, John. I always think Oregon when it comes to craftsman style architecture. This looks like ‘modern craftsman’. Lovely! To have this as a neighborhood center is terrific, from weddings to theater to garage sales. Lakeway must be feeling like home.

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    1. It is. We are very happy with the move. Thank you, Jennie. 😊

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      1. I’m so glad! Best to you, John.

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